Hello Rocksmith fans!
Over the weekend we learned that for the first time since DJ Hero Time of the Season (Odessy and Oracle – 1968) would appear in a music game! We also found out (via social media) that She’s Not There (Begin Here – 1964) would be included as well. Finally, (as predicted and confirmed by Xbox NZ) the third song of the pack is indeed, Tell Her No (Self Titled – 1965).
Aside from the Beatles and perhaps the Beach Boys, no mid-’60s rock group wrote melodies as gorgeous as those of the Zombies. Dominated by Colin Blunstone‘s breathy vocals, choral backup harmonies, and Rod Argent‘s shining jazz- and classical-influenced organ and piano, the band sounded utterly unique for its era. Indeed, the Zombies‘ material — penned by either Argent or guitarist Chris White, with unexpected shifts from major to minor keys — was perhaps too adventurous for the singles market. To this day, they’re known primarily for their three big hit singles, “She’s Not There” (1964), “Tell Her No” (1965), and “Time of the Season” (1969). Most listeners remain unaware that the group maintained a remarkably high quality of work for several years.
- The Zombies “She’s Not There”|Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] – [XB1] / Steam
- The Zombies “Tell Her No”|Lead/Bass [E Standard] – [XB1] / Steam
- The Zombies “Time of the Season”|Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] – [XB1] / Steam
Interested to see how much of Rod Argent’s keyboards we get to play…
There you have it, the undead psych-pop-rock-jazz sounds of St. Albans’ @TheZombiesMusic! Are you excited to learn these three songs or are you already wondering what November will bring? Let us know!